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As Greater Boston's community foundation, the Boston Foundation is focused on the myriad of factors which make our city unique and successful. With an emphasis on strengthening this region's competitiveness in the global economy, the Foundation works with many partners to publish cutting edge research, hold public forums, and convene task forces of experts and stakeholders to create action agendas for real change.

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Supporting Women of Color Leaders in Our Sector

High-profile exceptions aside, women of color leaders are still underrepresented, underresourced, and overburdened in the nonprofit sector and elsewhere. With the Women of Color Leadership Circle, we're hoping to start changing that.

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Introducing Betsy Townsend

With a diverse background in investments, real estate and other client-focused fields, Betsy Townsend has a unique vantage point for addressing planned and legacy giving.

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2019 Annual Report: Look What We Accomplished Together

The 2019 Annual Report from the Boston Foundation celebrates the power of partnerships. Meet some of the donors, partners in research, nonprofit leaders, other funders, grassroots activists and our close allies in business and in government who together have made possible remarkable advances in the arts, education, workforce development and more.

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Vitas mori. Albus orexiss ducunt ad gabalium. Ubi est altus nomen? Liberi de castus bubo, pugna species! Persuadere diligenter ducunt ad bi-color barcas.

TBF News: Winter 2020

In the Winter 2020 newsletter, meet Luc Schuster, Senior Director of Boston indicators. Plus, education takes center stage with a new report on Boston's alarming decline in school-aged children and a preview of a new five-year plan from the Superintendent of Boston Public Schools.

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